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Southside Guest House

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8 Newington Road, Edinburgh EH9 1QS, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Saint-Antonin Noble Val, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Southside is a great B and B, very comfortable, terrific breakfasts, a good welcome. Located about 15 minutes walk from the Old Town and on several bus routes, there are a lot of places to eat etc nearby. However one drawback which has kept my rating down: the plumbing. I quite understand that converting an old town house so that... More 

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Toronto
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building has some historic charm, but is also a tad rundown. We were on the top floor. Smallish room with a dormer window so some very low ceilings to cope with in the only spot suitable to stow large suitcases. Only 2 of the 3 windows opened and the love seat had to be pulled way out into the... More 

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Uppsala, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The owners of this guesthouse put in a lot of effort to make their guests happy. There were lovely rooms with a great attention to detail, a jug of whisky to be sampled by the guests as well as yummy breakfasts. We felt so welcome, and enjoyed also our big bathroom. A tip: If driving, request for parking well in... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This house is beautifully decorated, conveniently located and just lovely to stay at. The room was excellent, updated ensuite. The breakfasts were wonderful, with great accommodation for vegetarians. The complimentary dram of whiskey available for a nightcap was just an added bonus!

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Nevada, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was our second visit to Edinburgh and our second stay at Southside. The location was convenient to my husband's conference, it is an easy walk to the Royal Mile, museums and Arthur's Seat. This time, we stayed in a room facing the courtyard in back and it was quieter than our previous room facing the street-which is quite busy.... More 

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Alma, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A very convenient comfortable, roomy Inn in a neighborhood with many restaurants and pubs. Although feels to be in a neighborhood, only a moderate walk or short bus ride to the Royal Mile. Great hosts that are very helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed here a few nights while in Edinburgh. It was perfectly comfortable and nicely decorated. The hosts were friendly and the breakfast was excellent. Being new to the area I wasn't sure how far from the centre of town it would be but it's a short walk to the centre (20min maybe?) and regular bus route... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Was here on a business trip with a little holiday time and it was recomended. Host was great and very welcoming, breakfast was wonderful, fresh fruit and great hot options. Room was very clean and comfortable and well appointed. Location is great. Free Wifi was great considering I am from overseas. Good selection of restaurants nearby, direct bus route to... More 

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Olive Branch, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We spent eleven fabulous nights at Southside. Franco and Lynn were wonderful hosts. The guesthouse is beautifully decorated with period furnishings. Our room had every amenity possible, including luxury linens and soaps. A library of books was just outside the door. My husband was especially thrilled with the expansive breakfast offerings. They went above and beyond to accommodate our special... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Thanks Franco and Lynne for another delightful week at Southside. This was my 6th visit to Southside; it is my Edinburgh home and would not consider staying anywhere else. My room was great tastefully furnished and quiet. The highlight again was Franco and Lynne's breakfasts; the food is excellent, it's the best Scottish breakfast I have had. Franco and Lyne... More 

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